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  1. Mexdeaf

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    I was around my old stomping grounds at Tennessee Temple University last week and in the bookstore I saw Dr. James Price's book 'King James Onlyism: A New Sect' on sale so I got a copy. I am only about 1/3 of the way through it but I am impressed with the amount of information available in this one volume. Dr. Price has done an excellent job of covering the history and underlying texts of the English translations.

    The book begins with a very brief introduction in which Dr. Price points out that the original languages were authoritative for our forefathers. Following that there are 3 chapters concerning the history of English translations prior to the KJV with comparisons of the major ones. Three chapters concerning the translation and different revisions of the King James come next. Then seven chapters on the origination and preservation of the various biblical text groups, and the book concludes with four chapters evaluating each of the modern versions and a nearly 200 page appendix containing everything from a listing of the changes in the AV since 1611, an evaluation of Burgon's Test of Antiquity (and also of Hodge's Majority Text Theory), and differences between the Textus Receptus and the Byzantine Text.

    I would highly recommend that you consider adding this to your library as it is a great reference book.
     
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    Sounds really good but very heady. Is it?
     
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    Wow, that is an expensive book! $39.94 at Amazon!

    Let me ask you this, does it cover any new ground? What possible new ground could there be to cover in the debate?
     
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    Wait! You were down in Chattanooga and didn't PM me! I am hurt to the quick. I can't believe... ;) Maybe next time, eh?

    Sounds like a great book. I may check to see if the local Christain college has it. I can use their library as well as the public one with my card. :D
     
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    Is Dr. Price still teaching at TBS?

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    Is that one new? I have something very similar in the media center, but don't have the card catalogue memorized, so I don't know if that is the exact one?
     
  7. Mexdeaf

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    Well, it is a very scholarly work, but it has great benefit in that it has nearly everything you could ever want to know about the different texts and variants as well as about the various KJV's. For anyone who digs this type of information about Bible translations it is invaluable.
     
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    Double post, sorry.
     
  9. Mexdeaf

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    It isn't really a debate book, more like a compedium of KJV facts that will enlighten anyone who has an interest in the debate. As the title of the book says, Dr. Price is no fan of the KJVO movement but instead of attacking personalities he sticks to stating the facts concerning the KJV, it's translation, translators and it's underlying texts, as well as the positives and negatives of most of the MV's and their underlying texts.

    I daresay that someone of the opposite persuasion might get great benefit and enlightenment from reading it. TTU bookstore has it for $29.95.
     
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    I believe he has retired. JoJ would know for sure.
     
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    It was printed in 2006 so it is fairly new. If you don't have it in the MC it would be well worth the money to acquire it.

    I should say that I get no kickbacks for this promotion. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    HA! good to know that :)

    I'll have to check tomorrow. Every year I make a concerted effort to increase a few areas. Last year, the history of the Bible was one of the areas, so I may well have purchased this one.
     
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    Dr. Price admitted that he is NOT a TR advocate. :rolleyes:
     
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    JoJ said he got the book free from Dr. Price himself !
     
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    Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
     
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    Yep, I saw him last June on a trip to the States. He was very gracious as always, and gave me an autographed copy of his book. I recommend it to all--whichever side of the issue you are on--because of how very complete it is.

    He was my Hebrew teacher for an all too brief semester in 1976. Nowadays he goes to a supporting church in Chattanooga pastored by another of my profs, where a bunch of my family goes also. Amazingly, a third of my profs from back then is now going to the church, so I saw three of 'em in one day!

    Dr. Price has now retired from teaching at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught for so long, and is now concentrating on writing. He finished the book we're talking about, and his next book has been accepted by the publishers. It's a very technical book about translating with the optimal equivalence method from the Hebrew OT. I've been privileged to see the first few chapters, and I'll just say that if you don't know Hebrew and a linguistic method called transformational grammar, you won't get a whole lot out of it!!
     
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    Now that's one church that I'd like to attend!
    Just imagine what a Sunday School class would be like.

    I'll skim the surface of Hebrew grammars once in a while but I'll have to pass with that book, it sounds too deep for this simple one. :sleeping_2:

    Rob
     
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    Dr. Price = Hebrew. Another man was my systematic theology prof. And the pastor taught me Greek grammar (seminary) and undergrad homiletics. I got a B in his homiletics class, so once when I preached there I started out by saying Dr. E. had never given me an A on a sermon. After I preached he got up, smiled and said, "That's a B+, John!" :laugh:
    Dr. Price's Complete Equivalence in Bible Translation (1987, Thomas Nelson's) gives you a simpler and shorter (46 pp.) explanation of the optimal equivalence translation method. (The term "complete equivalence" was the publisher's term, not Dr. Price's.) It was written to explain the NKJV translation method. I was able to get a second hand copy from Amazon. It's well worth the price! :type:
     
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    Is the pastor Dr. Wingett?
     
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    I am guessing Dr. Euler. He didn't like my sermons, either!:laugh:
     

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